Israeli Official Says US Is Slow To Send Aid

A senior Israeli official says that the United States has begun slow-walking some of the promised military aid to Israel in what seems like more evidence that there is a strain in the relationship between the two countries.

U.S. officials have denied this assertion, with White House national security communications advisor John Kirby claiming that the U.S. has continued and will continue their support of Israel.

“I’m not gonna get into the timeline for every individual system that’s being provided,” Kirby said. “We continue to support Israel with their self-defense needs. That’s not going to change, and we have been very, very direct about that.”

Israel was attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7, and since that date, Israel has fought back to try and put an end to the Hamas terrorist group operating in Gaza. To support Israel in that attempt, the U.S. has been sending aid and has shown support for its oldest and best ally in the region.

Recently, things have changed, especially in light of a speech given by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who also happens to be the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in the U.S.

Schumer recently gave a speech where he openly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and even went so far as to call for new elections in the country to find a potential replacement for him.

“I believe that to achieve that lasting peace — which we so long for — Israel must make some significant course corrections,” Schumer said, claiming that Netanyahu has “lost his way.”

Netanyahu’s Likud party replied to Schumer’s comments in a statement of their own, at one point stating that “Israel is not a banana republic but a proud democracy.”

“Contrary to Schumer’s words, the Israeli public supports a complete victory over Hamas, rejects any international dictate to establish a Palestinian terrorist state, and opposes the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza,” the statement read. The senator “is expected to respect Israel’s elected government and not undermine it.”